Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference – Researcher/Research Team to Conduct Election Spending Assessment

About Us
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. TI has an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, and more than 90 Chapters worldwide.

TISL has published a brief on the issue of election campaign finance in Sri Lanka, and is committed to the promotion of transparency of political parties’ and candidates’ election-related income and expenditure, to better inform and enhance voter choice at elections.
‘A Brief on Election Campaign Finance in Sri Lanka’ is available at http://www.tisrilanka.org/works/a-brief-on-election-campaign-finance-in-sri-lanka/ .

Terms of Reference
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) seeks a researcher/team of researchers to conduct an assessment of election spending by candidates and parties at parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka.
The methodology for the assessment must be provided by the applicant in their proposal, and must cover the Colombo district as well as the maximum possible number of other districts based on the budget indicated. The purpose of the assessment is to arrive at a research-driven finding of average spending at Parliamentary elections, including third party, non-financial and indirect spending.

The researcher/team should ideally have:
– Knowledge and experience relating to the elections process in Sri Lanka as well as familiarity with political party finances
– Data analysis skills
– Quantitative/simple qualitative research experience
– Ability to write high quality reports in English
– Proficiency in both Sinhala and Tamil – sufficient to conduct interviews, interact with relevant stakeholders on the phone etc.
– Ability to summarise and present research findings in local languages

Please send in a proposal including the following to [email protected] by 4th June, 2019:
– Methodology for the selection of sample districts, candidates and parties in a representative manner,
– Methodology on data-collection and calculation of findings,
– Professional fee,
– Travel and accommodation costs (if applicable),
– timeline to complete the work within 3 months,
– 4 hours in the week where the researcher/team can work from the TISL office premises for the duration of the assessment.

The stipulated budget range is Rs. 250,000 – Rs. 300,000 inclusive of all costs. The successful candidate will be selected by TISL’s knowledge procurement committee on a value for money (VFM) basis.

TERMS OF REFERENCE
Animated Video on Sexual Bribery

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just. A key aspect of this vision is Inclusive Governance.

Inclusive Governance is one of the cornerstones upon which TISL’s five year strategic plan has been formulated. The rationale of this goal is to ensure that intervention on anti-corruption and good governance is sensitive and responsive to marginalized and underrepresented groups. Whilst the strategic plan as a whole addresses TISL’s core objectives, the impact of corruption and accountability deficits on women and marginalized groups such as ethnic minorities, differently abled and indigenous groups amongst others may not be exclusively addressed or are often sidelined.
Therefore, this goal is a reflection of a stated commitment by TISL that gender and social inclusion are central to the organization’s mandate and activities.

Sexual Bribery has been identified as an issue which disproportionately affects marginalised and under-represented groups in Sri Lanka. TISL is seeking the services of an individual or organisation to develop an animated video which will inform these communities and the general public of the offence of sexual bribery and the current legal framework to address this issue.

Deliverables expected from the Service Provider
• A 2D or 3D animated video with a creative concept
• Should be available in all three languages (Sinhala, Tamil, English)
• The length of the video should be 45 seconds to 1 minute.
• The purpose of the video is to raise public awareness on the issue of sexual bribery and inform the public on the legal recourse available to address such incidents.
• The video should have both a voiceover and subtitles.

Budget
The Budget for this video should be under LKR 450,000

Duration
The service provider is expected to develop the video within 4 weeks from the time of signing the contract.

Interested parties should send a proposal with a budget breakdown and timeline to [email protected] by 09th May 2019.

TERMS OF REFERENCE
Animated Video on Women’s Representation in Parliament.

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just. A key aspect of this vision is Inclusive Governance.

Inclusive Governance is one of the cornerstones upon which TISL’s five year strategic plan has been formulated. The rationale of this goal is to ensure that intervention on anti-corruption and good governance is sensitive and responsive to marginalized and underrepresented groups. Whilst the strategic plan as a whole addresses TISL’s core objectives, the impact of corruption and accountability deficits on women and marginalized groups such as ethnic minorities, differently abled and indigenous groups amongst others may not be exclusively addressed or are often sidelined. Therefore, this goal is a reflection of a stated commitment by TISL that gender and social inclusion are central to the organization’s mandate and activities.

In order to raise awareness amongst the public regarding the significance of women’s representation in parliament, TISL is seeking the services of an individual or an organization to conceptualise and develop an animated video.

Deliverables expected from the Service Provider
• A 2D or 3D animated video with a creative concept
• Should be available in all three languages (Sinhala, Tamil, English)
• The length of the video should be 45 seconds to 1 minute.
• The purpose of the video is to impart knowledge on the barriers that women face in achieving political representation.
• The video should have both a voiceover and subtitles.

Budget
The Budget for this video should be under LKR 450,000

Duration
The service provider is expected to develop the video within 4 weeks from the time of signing the contract.

Interested parties should send a proposal with a budget breakdown and timeline to [email protected] by 09th May 2019.

TERMS OF REFERENCE – WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT
CALLING FOR PROPOSALS TO DEVELOP A WEBSITE FOR AN URBAN COUNCIL

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just. TISL is seeking the services of individual or an organization to design and develop a website for an Urban Council located in the Northern Province. The website should provide basic information about the Urban Council and facilitate the implementation of proactive disclosure mechanisms prescribed under the Right to Information Act for government institutions.

The selected party should develop a website that meets the following requirements:
• The website must be built to accommodate Sinhala, Tamil and English Languages
• The webpage must accommodate all data provided by the Urban Council
• The information must be made searchable in all three languages: Sinhala, Tamil and English.
• The website should contain narrative descriptions, images, video etc.
• The website should facilitate emailing and IM facility.
• The website should include options for proactive disclosure of information about the Urban Council including services, maps, directions, information on operational, institutional and organizational arms, public service information and lists, online customs forms, resident’s payment processing, registers and databases in a user-friendly manner.
• The webpage should be innovative and creative using up-to-date technology
• The webpage should be accessible from mobile phones, tablet devices, and Computers
• The web site should be designed with the WordPress CMS and WordPress compatible Premium Plugins
• Easy Back-end Access for Administrator.
• The website should be user friendly for Differently abled individuals

Proposal should include
• Proposed cost Estimate including Domain registration cost and hosting charges (The range of the cost must be between Rs. 400,000 and Rs. 450,000/=)
• Proposed time taken for development and completion of the project
• Detail about website support service
• Sample layouts, site map and details on how it works.

Please submit your proposal based on the terms of reference, to [email protected] with the title “Website Development”
Application closing date – 8th April, 2019.

TERMS OF REFERENCE
Development of Online Tracker for the 2nd National Action Plan of the Open Government Partnership

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just. A key aspect of this vision is the Open Government Partnership.
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is international platform that drives domestic policy reform which requires that governments work together with civil society in identifying national priorities for opening up government – making governments more transparent, accountable and responsive to citizens. All OGP participating governments are expected to develop National Action Plan (NAP) that specifies concrete commitments over a two‐year period.

Sri Lanka became a signatory to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in October 2015, and created and implemented its first National Action Plan from July 2016 to June 2018. The progress of the 1st National Action Plan was monitored using an online tracker which can be accessed here http://www.tisrilanka.org/ogp/

Sri Lanka’s 2nd National Action Plan was passed by the Cabinet in January 2019 and consists of 14 commitments and 61 milestones to achieve these commitments. In order to assess the successful implementation of the second National Action Plan, TISL is seeking an individual or an organization to design an online tracker to monitor the implementation of the 14 commitments in the National Action Plan. The tracker is expected to be modeled after the existing OGP tracker with a few changes.

The selected resource person will need to design and create the tracker and should meet the following requirements –
• Develop and integrate the tracker into TISL’s exiting website (www.tisrilanka.org) and assume translation into 3 languages (English, Sinhala and Tamil).
• Provide an overview of the Open Government Partnership (TISL will provide the content).
• Have a system in which the tracker is updated automatically upon feedback from TISL, and reflect time last updated through a time stamp.
• Each commitment should have sub sections titled “milestones”. Each milestone should indicate present status using categories such as “complete” “underway” “pending” and “overdue”.
• Allow for narrative descriptions and updates.
• The tracker should have a search option by progress category and milestone.
• The webpage should be accessible from mobile phones, tablet devices, televisions and PCs.
• All final source code to be transferred to TISL at the end of development.
• The webpage should be innovative and creative using up-to-date technology.
• The tracker should also be accessible to persons with disabilities (Audio, Braille etc.)

Budget :
The Budget for this tracker should be between LKR 245,000/- and LKR 265,000/-

Duration :
The resource person is expected to create the tracker within two and a half months of acceptance of the proposal

Interested parties should send a proposal with a budget breakdown to [email protected] by 8th April 2019.

Call for ProposalsVideo on grand corruption for social media and web platforms

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just.

TISL is calling for proposals to develop a 2D or 3D short animated video (maximum 2 minutes long) that illustrates the nature of grand corruption, its definition and impact targeting the general public. The video should be available in English, Sinhala and Tamil and will be used in social media and other web-based platforms.

There is a pressing need to address the lack of awareness and understanding amongst the public in Sri Lanka regarding anti-corruption concepts such as grand corruption. The video is intended to bridge this gap, creatively enhancing knowledge in the concept of grand corruption which is new to Sri Lanka and its devastating impact on society.

TISL will provide the required expertise where ever required or requested. The products should be developed within a one-month period of awarding the contract.

The proposal should include:
• A detail outline as to how the concept of grand corruption will be communicated.
• A clear insight and approach
• Whether the animation will be 2D or 3D
• The duration of the video
• Proposed budget (The range of the cost must be between Rs. 400,000 and Rs. 450,000/=)
• Time-frame required to complete the assignment
• Samples of similar past campaigns

Note: the substance of the messages will be further developed with TISL’s input once the supplier is finalized.

Proposals along with budget details should be emailed to [email protected] by 12th March 2019.

TERMS OF REFERENCE – PUBLIC SECTOR MAPPING (PHASE 2)

CALLING FOR QUOTATIONS TO DEVELOP A WEB TOOL ENABLING USER ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON PUBLIC AUTHORITIES THROUGH AN INBUILT ON-SITE SEARCH ENGINE

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is calling for quotations to create a web tool/ web page with a dedicated search engine that can be incorporated into TISL’s RTI dedicated website – rtiwatch.lk. The web tool is to be developed in order to help citizens become aware of which public authority they must contact to gain information pertaining to their respective problems and the scope of work that each public authority deals with. This will be done by using the information compiled under Phase 1 of this project, which will be provided to the selected web tool developer.

TISL is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just. A key aspect of this vision is enabling citizens to have access to information which enables them to make informed choices and demand accountability from their government, using the Right to Information(RTI) Act No. 12 of 2016.

Requirements of the Project
The project will require the contracting entity to develop a web tool or web page to be incorporated into rtiwatch.lk. The tool/ page must store, sort and segregate the information compiled under Phase 1 of this project and make it searchable and accessible on the website based on previously assigned keywords.

Specifications
• The webpage must accommodate all data provided by TISL (Example of data set provided below)
• The web tool must be built to complement the Sinhala, Tamil and English platforms on www.RTIwatch.lk
• The information must be made searchable in all three languages: Sinhala, Tamil and English.
• The information must also be segregated and presented based on the type of issue, scope of work and classification of the public authority (data to be provided to the developer under Phase 1).
• The end product should ideally incorporate a tracker that would provide TISL with information on the number and type of searches made, most visited Public Authorities, most commonly searched issues, most commonly used search words/ keywords and other similar information.

Quotations should include
• Proposed cost
• Estimate of time taken for completion of the project
• Proposed methodology as to how the project is to be carried out
• Sample (rough) layouts and designs for the tool and details on how it is to work

Procedure for submission of Expression of Interest
Please submit your proposal based on the terms of reference, to [email protected] with the title “PUBLIC SECTOR MAPPING (PHASE 2) – RTI’.

Application closing date – 23rd February, 2019.